Steelmen boss makes final plea to the Southern League

Corby Town manager Tommy Wright
Corby Town manager Tommy Wright

Tommy Wright has issued a plea to the Southern League ahead of a meeting this week in which Corby Town’s abandoned game at Truro City will be discussed.

The Southern League’s board will meet on Thursday and are set to make their ruling on what should happen following the controversial finish in Cornwall on January 10.

The Steelmen were leading 2-1 when the floodlights failed with just four minutes of normal time remaining.

The match was eventually abandoned, leaving Wright and everyone else at Steel Park furious.

The Corby boss felt the game could have been finished in the daylight that remained and claimed the Truro management had agreed to that before ‘changing their minds’.

Wright is adamant that his team should be awarded the victory, which at this moment in time, would put them on top of the table.

And he is issued one final plea to the Southern League to “do the right thing” when they meet to discuss the situation this week.

“We should be top of the league,” the Corby boss said.

“If the league deny us those three points it could be the difference between promotion or no promotion for us.

“The facts are that their lights went out, that’s not our fault.

“Their manager agreed to play on and then changed his mind. Myself and the referee were not told an electrician was on site or even on his way.

“We were just told that the electric board had said it could be up to three hours, which meant the referee had no choice but to abandon the game, even though he was misled into making a decision.

“Even with all that said, everyone there and those who have seen the footage can see the game should been played without the lights.

“It was interesting speaking to the Cambridge manager at the weekend and he told me the referee who abandoned their game on 60 minutes at 2-0 had said if it got to 75 minutes, the result would stand.

“That backs up the Truro manager’s statement to me when he said that they may as well wait for the light as if they didn’t come on, we would get the points anyway.

“Our players and fans deserve that three points and I am pleading with the Southern League to do the right thing and for Truro to accept it out of morals.”